The recent conflict over the social network Tik Tok is just further proof of the tensions that exist between the United States and China. For a long time, in order to encourage his population to consume locally, Donald Trump had overtaxed products from China. A similar policy had then been adapted in the Asian country. “For two years, it is the permanent one-upmanship between the two powers”, explains journalist Siegrid de Misouard.
In January 2020, a historic agreement was signed between the United States and China, it was supposed to ease tensions. It is the health crisis linked to the coronavirus that has notably revived the opposition between the two nations. “A Chinese virus, affirms Donald Trump. Beijing, himself, affirms that it is the American army which imported the epidemic on its territory. Finally, each camp blames the other on the other”, decrypts Siegrid de Misouard.